The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing VB 13 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.53% 1.06% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.01% 2.54% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £305 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £317 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £26.40 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.01% -4.00%
VB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
432 276 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 50.88% 41.82% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 135 187
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) .NET
3 14 (58.33%) CRM
4 13 (54.17%) Oracle
5 12 (50.00%) HTML
5 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (50.00%) JSP
5 12 (50.00%) HP
5 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
7 9 (37.50%) SQL
7 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 8 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.83%) SAN
11 4 (16.67%) CSS
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (12.50%) VB6
12 3 (12.50%) Linux
12 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 3 (12.50%) VB Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Tester
2 3 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Report Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (8.33%) MI Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Graduate
3 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) VB Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) JSP
2 12 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) CRM
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) OOP
5 1 (4.17%) OO
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) VB6
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) HP
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas